"Street Smart" Victor Dover, FAICP Principal, Dover, Kohl & Partners
This is the first lecture of the 10th series of Reshaping Rochester presentations, a project of the Community Design Center of Rochester (CDC Rochester).
A revolutionary makeover is underway to revitalize cities and suburbs, to promote walking and cycling, and appeal to a new generation of creative, demanding citizens. Victor Dover, urban designer and coauthor of Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (Wiley, January 2014), is an expert on how to fix our streets, and, in the process, shape enduring cities that people really love.
For 25 years, Dover has been designing walkable, sustainable development. His work spans five continents and ranges from revitalizing historic downtowns to retrofitting suburbia. Dover and his firm devised awardwinning neighborhoods like I'On in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and Glenwood Park in Atlanta, Georgia. His projects also include Plan El Paso, hailed as "America's Best Smart Growth Plan," and Arlington, Virginia's Columbia Pike revitalization plan and code. Here in the Sunshine State, his many projects include South Miami's downtown renaissance and the recent "Seven50" regional plan for the seven counties of Southeast Florida for the next fifty years. The work of Dover, Kohl & Partners has been featured in every major textbook on city planning published in the last decade.
Victor is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He served as the national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism from 2010 2012. He was instrumental in founding and setting the educational curriculum for the National Charrette Institute and the FormBased Codes Institute, both leading think tanks. He's also an avid bike commuter and a threetime Ironman triathlete.